The displays offer an exceptional brightness of 700 cd/m2. For automatic brightness control, NEC offers an integrated ambient light sensor as well as an internal scheduler to control the displays operation according to a given timetable. Together, these features allow the user to create an intelligent brightness control system to minimise the overall power consumption of the devices. For unparalleled reliability and longevity the displays are equipped with multistep overheating protection with user controllable fans.
The new P-Series comes with a multitude of interfaces in order to ensure maximum connectivity. Besides the DVI and HDMI ports, the displays feature a DisplayPort interface. The integrated Ethernet port enables network connectivity and hence the remote management and control of the displays. It also allows a display to transmit early warning signals about possible faults or risks of potential overheating. The RS-232 interface can be used without a PC directly from the display and facilitates the copying of settings from one display to all others within an installation. In large systems this helps to reduce the installation costs dramatically.
The devices have been equipped with an NEC Option Slot for expansion modules, such as a built-in PC or a CAT5 board. These allow display content to be created and controlled in a particularly cost-effective manner. They replace external distribution devices and cables, so simplifying installation and also improving the overall external appearance of the displays. The public displays of the NEC P-Series are suitable for video walls of up to 10x10 displays, corresponding to an overall screen area of up to 60 m2. Optionally an external sensor kit can be connected for the simultaneous control of up to 100 displays. Each display in the wall can be individually controlled, whilst multiple displays can be grouped to enable rapid content changes for individual sub-areas of the video wall. Especially video wall applications may require switching back and forth between several input sources. The MultiSync P-Series features a quick setting that allows changing input sources rapidly (e.g. DVI to VGA in 0.36 sec vs. 2.1 sec at normal mode).
The displays offer numerous possibilities for picture-in-picture representations using various signal sources. For the first time, it is now also possible to simultaneously reproduce content from two PCs via the DVI and VGA inputs. Practical and well-designed features increase the overall user-friendliness of the displays. For example, the on-screen display rotates by 90 degrees when the screen is operated in portrait mode. In addition, the user can assign individual, descriptive names to the different input ports of a device, so as to make switching between different content sources easier, e.g. Camera1 instead of DVI.
Availability and Warranty
The NEC MultiSync P401 and P461 will be commercially available as from October 2009 in black or silver. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three year warranty for its displays including backlights.